Salvadoran illegal immigrant Frankie Duarte, Tom's parking valet, is accused of shooting his wife Maria in the El Monte trailer park, with Frankie's own gun. Tom believes him the gun was to defend her against local gang scum Joe Collins, who raped her three months earlier. Ron grudgingly lets Tom take first share, pro deo. Collins has an alibi, so Tom must plead either Ed Gorman, who beat Frankie up during citizen arrest, did it, or it was an atypical Catholic suicide. The prosecutor is prepared to play dirty, but so can Tom. Written by
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There's more to life than law, Tom.